Dr. Rachael Milligan

Managing Director; Assistant Dean
Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation; Lipscomb University College of Education
  • B.A. from Harding University
  • M.Ed. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
  • Administrative Endorsement from Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Ed.D. in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change from Lipscomb University

Dr. Rachael Milligan joined the Ayers Institute in August 2013 and served as a Program Director before becoming Managing Director.  She taught social studies at the middle school level for nine years, both in Arkansas and in Tennessee.  Prior to joining the Ayers Institute, Rachael served as an assistant principal in Williamson County, Tennessee.  Additionally, Rachael has been Director of 21st Century Community Learning Centers and a house parent at the Tennessee Children’s Home.   She is married to Matt Milligan, J.D., who works in Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management.  They have three children and love to travel.

In her work with the Ayers Institute, Rachael loves being a thinking partner with teachers and leaders as they work to improve practice for the benefit of students.

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Witness Walls: Interdisciplinary Unit  Grades 6 - 12Multiple6